Make Money from Google AdSense in Kenya: Beginners Guide

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Looking forward to making a passive income online in Kenya?

Working and earning an income online has become a lifestyle that almost everyone is craving for. If you’ve been researching on ways of making money online then you must have come across AdSense a couple of times.

This guide is specifically for newbies interested in making an income online through AdSense and have no idea on where to begin.

At the end of this guide, you’ll have all takes to start earning as soon as possible .

So, let’s dig in and learn how people are making money from AdSense by working online & how you can too.

How you can make money from Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a service offered by Google to publishers(A publisher can be anyone with a blog, Website, YouTube channel) to monetize their web content.

AdSense has always been the most popular ways to monetize content and stepping stone for people who want to earn online.

AdSense id popular because of it’s ease of use after configuring it.

Moreover, they pay in time and you don’t have to worry about being scammed online as the money is paid automatically depending on your choice of payment method.

To get started with AdSense is easy all you need is a blog or YouTube channel to get approval for AdSense account.

Once you have an account, all you need to do is create ads (Easy process) and place the AdSense code on your blog which has been made easier as Google has a plugin called Site kit that automatically places the codes for you.

With everything set up and ads up and running on your site, your goal is to get traffic to your blog and the more traffic you get, more income you will generate.

Note: If planning on asking friends and family to click on your ads then I’ll kindly ask you not to.

Google AdSense is a quality ad network that is free to join but they have maintained a high level of quality & any such activities where a publisher is asking to click on ads or using illegal methods to get more clicks, will cost you a disabled AdSense account. Once disabled, it would be a struggle for you to get back an account.

How much can you earn from AdSense in Kenya

There are popular bloggers in Kenya making thousands everyday from AdSense.

How much can you earn from AdSense?

This is a question that most beginners tend to ask.

It’s hard to say exactly how much you’ll earn with AdSense until you try it for yourself. AdSense earnings are dependent on many factors such as how much traffic you get, what type of content you provide, where your users are located, how you set up your ads, and so on.

To know how much you can earn, I’d suggest using a revenue calculator. It calculates your potential annual revenue based on the content category of your site (arts & entertainment, tech, etc.) and the region where you get the most visitors.

Note: this value is only an estimate.

Before applying for AdSense, you’ll need a web property( That could be a  blog, website or anything that is allowed by Google) . If you don’t have one, then let me help you get one:

Depending upon your level of understanding, you can start for free or put a little money if you already know your way online.

How to Create a free blog on BlogSpot:

Step 1: Sign up for

First of all, go to home page and sign up.

Quick note: Create a GMail account if you don’t have it yet.

Once logged into your Google account, you will see “New Blog” button on the left side. Click on it to create a new blog on Blogger.

Step 2: Enter a name for your blog

Enter any title that you want to name your blog in the Title box. And just enter any short domain address, if taken, you’ll see a yellow box. Make sure to come up with a unique name and select a template from the options provided in the same box. You can choose many more templates and customize your blog later.

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That’s it! You have successfully create a blog on blogspot in under 2 minutes. Congrats. Now we’ll walk through the next steps.

Step 3: Start creating new blog posts

Click the button “Create New Post”  on the left side to create a new blog post. Enter any title and start writing content that you want.

Step 4: Google AdSense!

Once you are started getting decent amount of visitors from search engines to your blogspot blogs, you can apply for AdSense to start making money. Don’t apply for AdSense unless and until you are bringing at least 300-400 unique visitors every single day. Otherwise, it’s really hard to getting your account approved

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Usually getting an approved account takes up to 7 days & in between if your application got rejected, don’t be upset & try to find out what is missing on your blog. Google need valuable publishers & it’s hard for first-timer to get things right.

AdSense approved: What should you do next?

A couple of immediate things you need to take care of soon after getting an approved Google AdSense account could be pointed out as follows –

1. Avoid indulging in too much blog commenting, Facebook share etc. Spamming may result in getting your account banned.

2. Come up with at least one post per day. I said, at least – the more, the better. Your content should always be so that it should motivate readers to visit your site again. Create useful content that proves to be valuable to your visitors.

3. It has been observed that on getting an AdSense account approved, people ask their friends and acquaintances to visit the blog and click on ads. There are termed as Fake Clicks. Never ever indulge in those acts. Google recognises fake clicks and that could be detrimental to the better prospects of your site.

4. Stick to the Google policies. Keep an eye on the updates to the policies from time to time.

5. Get a StatCounter and check the traffic your site receives from time to time. It will not only let you know the origin of your visitors, but also gives an insight into the possible fake clicks.

6. Keep your current address updated at all times. The PIN number from Google is sent via postal mail. So, having the address updated with your account is of utmost importance.

7. Don’t push it to the limit. Initially, your Google AdSense revenue could be much low. It may take months to reach the minimum payment threshold of $100. Having patience and keeping up the site well updated should be your mantra.

8. Always interlink your content. It will help gain more visits – especially to your old content.

How much does AdSense pay per 1000 views?

If you earned an estimated $0.15 from 25 page views, then your page RPM would equal ($0.15 / 25) * 1000, or $6.00. If you earned an estimated $180 from 45,000 ad impressions, your ad RPM would equal ($180 / 45,000) * 1000, or $4.00.

How much I can earn from Google AdSense?

Publishers get 68% of the click amount (or 51% when it comes to AdSense for search). The commission you get depends heavily on the competition and CPC in the niche. In practice, the commission per click can range from $0.20 to $15. The majority of niches bring less than $3 per click to publishers

Is Google AdSense free?

No, participation in AdSense is free. Even better, Google will pay you for clicks or impressions on the Google ads you’ll display on your site. For more details on the revenue you can generate with AdSense, read our entry on earning with AdSense

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